Landscape Architecture & Horticulture Faculty

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Landscape Architecture & Horticulture Faculty

  • Assistant Professor (Teaching/Instructional)

    Kate Benisek, MALD, MLA, ASLA

    • Contact:
    • Phone Number: 267-468-8186
    • Room Number: Main Campus: Architecture 213. Ambler Campus: Dixon 206.
    • MLA, Master of Landscape Architecture, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

      MALD, Master of Arts in Landscape Design, the Conway School, Conway, MA.

      BA, Bachelor of Arts, History, Boston University, Boston, MA.

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  • Associate Professor / Chair of Landscape Architecture & Horticulture

    Sasha W. Eisenman, PhD

    • Contact:
    • Phone Number: 267-468-8168
    • Room Number: Cottage Hall 14A
    • Ph.D. Rutgers University, Plant Biology
      B.Sc. in Horticulture, Delaware Valley College
      Member: ASHS, ASPT, AOAC, BSA, ISHS

      Dr. Sasha Eisenman joined the Temple University Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture as an Assistant Professor of Horticulture in August 2010.

      Further information on Dr. Eisenman's research and teaching can can be found at

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  • pauline hurley kurtz

    M. Pauline Hurley-Kurtz, MLA, RLA, ASLA

    • Contact:
    • Phone Number: 267-468-8173
    • Room Number: Dixon Hall 207
    • MLA., Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
      B.Agr.Sc., Horticulture, University College, Dublin, Ireland.

      Professor Hurley-Kurtz is trained as a landscape architect and horticulturalist. Her design and research interests are currently focused on memorial and healing gardens with a strong emphasis on planting design incorporating native plants.

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  • rob kuper

    Rob Kuper, PLA

    • Contact:
    • Phone Number: 267-468-8179
    • Room Number: Dixon Hall 205
    • Rob Kuper has taught within the Department of Landscape Architecture & Horticulture since fall semester 2006. In fall 2013, Rob received tenure.

      Rob is a licensed landscape architect in Pennsylvania and has practiced at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Geller DeVellis in Boston, and Steve Martino Associates in Phoenix.

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  • Baldev Lamba

    Baldev Lamba, MLA, RLA, ASLA

  • mary myers
    Professor Emeritus

    Mary Myers, PhD, RLA, ASLA

    • Contact:
    • Phone Number: 267-468-8173
    • Room Number: Dixon Hall 107
    • President 2005-2006, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
      Ph.D, Heriot Watt University/Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
      MLA, Harvard University
      BSLA, University of Wisconsin
      AA, Finch College
      Licensed Landscape Architect: NC, NY

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  • michael  olszewski
    Associate Professor of Horticulture

    Michael Olszewski, PhD

    • Contact:
    • Phone Number: 267-468-8182
    • Room Number: West Hall 210
    • Ph.D., Plant Science, University of Delaware
      M.S., Plant Pathology,  Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey
      B.S.,  Biology, Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture

      Dr. Michael Olszewski is an Associate Professor of Horticulture. His expertise is in horticultural substrates and seed germination, with work experience as a plant biologist and scientist.

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    Lolly Tai, PhD, RLA, FASLA

    • Website:Lolly Tai
    • Contact:
    • Phone Number: 267-468-8189
    • Room Number: Dixon Hall 105
    • Ph.D, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh College of Art
      MLA, Harvard University
      BSLA, Cornell University
      Principal: Lolly Tai, Landscape Architect
      Licensed Landscape Architect: CT, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC
      Member: ASLA, CELA, & AHS

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  • Adjunct Faculty

    • Cindy Ahern -
    • Thomas Bilotta -
    • Charlene Briggs -
    • Darrell Campana -
    • Daryl Carrington -
    • Michael Coll -
    • Johanna Fine -
    • Mark Gallagher -
    • Michael LoFurno -
    • Paul Lonie -
    • Susan Mrugal -
    • Priscilla Shaffer -
    • Julie Snell -
    • Stephen Souza -
    • Carter van Dyke - contact information forthcoming
    • Bess Wellborn-Yates -